How to Make Green Paint Darker

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You can easily change the value of your green paint to create any shade you like.
You can easily change the value of your green paint to create any shade you like. (Image: Green Squiggle image by Scott Griessel from Fotolia.com)

The value of a color refers to how light or dark the color is, and it is easy to change the value of any color you like. If you find yourself with a shade of green that isn't as dark as you want, there is no need to return to the paint store; adjust the color yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Green paint
  • Black paint
  • Paint palette
  • Paint brush or mixing stick

Place the amount of green paint needed for your project on a paint palette.

Add a small amount of black paint to the green and mix thoroughly with a paint brush or mixing stick. Your green paint will become darker.

Add more black paint and mix thoroughly again until you reach the desired shade.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add black paint a little bit at a time so that you don't create a shade darker than you wanted.
  • If your paint becomes too dark, add more green to lighten it.
  • A color wheel is a useful tool to have when mixing paint.

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